Lean Management a Co-occurrence Analysis





Lean Management, Bibliometrix, Bibliometric analysis, Co-occurrence analysis, Value Stream Map, Six Sigma, Industry 4.0


The objective of this work is to identify and visualize the intellectual structure of the Lean Manufacturing research field. To achieve this, a bibliometric analysis will be carried out that combines a performance and co-occurrence analysis, to identify and analyze the relationships between the topics that have had the greatest impact on the construction of the knowledge base of this discipline. To achieve this objective, a bibliometric analysis was carried out that began with a search on the Web of Science (WOS) platform with the Lean Manufacturing theme. From this database, the references were exported and subsequently processed using the Bibliometrix software, which allows for both an analysis of indexes and the number of articles, which showed us that it was not until 2012 that a progressive publication of works on the subject begins, of productivity by country, with the USA appearing as the country with the greatest number of publications and the greatest number of citations on the topic analyzed, and of authors and journals with the greatest publications, as well as a co-occurrence analysis, which shows us the keywords most used by the authors and the thematic areas where they are most published, the results of which yielded five clusters or groups of keywords led by the terms Lean Management, Lean, Industry 4.0, Value Stream Map and Six Sigma.


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Author Biographies

Vanessa Rodríguez Cornejo, University of Cádiz

Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y de la Comunicación

Ángel Cervera Paz, University of Cádiz

Profesor Titular del Departamento de Organización de Empresas


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Rodríguez Cornejo, V., & Cervera Paz, Ángel. (2023). Lean Management a Co-occurrence Analysis. WPOM-Working Papers on Operations Management, 15, 16–38. https://doi.org/10.4995/wpom.20088



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